The reigning AFC West champs plan to sign former Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones to a one-year contract worth up to $5 million, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports, per a source.
Jones is a versatile option in the backfield with a bruising mindset around the goal line. The 24-year-old eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark from scrimmage twice during his four seasons in Tampa. With the Bucs focusing their rushing attack on Leonard Fournette in 2021, Jones gained 428 yards on 101 carries (four touchdowns) during his limited time on the field.
Kansas City needed to add a RB after the offseason departures of Darrel Williams and Jerick McKinnon. Jones is expected to compliment Clyde Edwards-Helaire as a change-of-pace back for a Chiefs offense that finished middle of the pack in 2021 with 115.0 rushing yards per game.
- The Green Bay Packers announced the signing of ex-Raiders cornerback Keisean Nixon.
- The Houston Texans are re-signing linebacker Neville Hewitt to a one-year deal, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, via agent Drew Rosenhaus.
- The New York Jets announced the signing of former Cowboys kicker Greg Zuerlein.
- The Philadelphia Eagles are signing former Chargers linebacker Kyzir White to a one-year deal worth up to $5 million, per Rapoport. The team has since announced the signing.